It really is wonderful to create personalized pieces of jewelery for family and friends with Metal Complex. This kilt/bar pin holds the names of two lovely children and for the centre I dangled some vintage findings that match the colour of their birth stones; garnet and aqua marine.
I used two of the oval tags (supply list below) to make the name tags. Since the tags are small, I used some masking tape to hold them in place on the bench block.
I even marked some spacing lines for the letters leaving extra space for the hole I would add at the top of each tag.
After punching each letter, my tag was a little warped. I used this plastic tip hammer to gently flatten my tag again.
Punching the holes was a breeze with the Metal Complex Hole Punch.
My last step was to add a little gilders paste to the letters. I wanted them to be darker and you can see on the finished picture that they are easy to read.